Posts By: Barbara Godin

Barbara Godin

Women You Should Know – Patricia Blondal

Patricia Blondal (1926-1959) Patricia Blondal was born in Souris, Manitoba. After graduating from the University of Manitoba, she became a broadcaster in Winnipeg. As an aspiring writer, Patricia had the good fortune of being a classmate of another famous Canadian writer – Margaret Laurence. After traveling throughout Canada and England, Patricia met and married Harold… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was one of 11 children, all born into slavery. In 1844, Tubman, still a slave, married a free man. Five years into the marriage, fearing she would be sold, Tubman ran away. Her husband did not go with her, but her two brothers… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Constance M.K. Applebee

Constance M.K. Applebee, (1873-1981) Constance M.K. Applebee was born February 24 in Chigwell, Essex, Great Britain. Applebee became well known for introducing and promoting Women’s Hockey in the United States. At this time hockey had already become a popular sport in England. Applebee went into the field of physical education because she had been a… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Ellen Richards – 1842-1911

Ellen Richards – 1842-1911 Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards was credited with being the first female environmental engineer. As a child Richards eagerly helped her parents with farm work and domestic chores. After completing high school, Richards received her first B.S. degree from Vasca College, N.Y. and her second B.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Clara Brett Martin – 1874-1923

Clara Brett Martin – 1874-1923 Clara Brett Martin was born in 1874 in Toronto Ontario. She graduated from Trinity College in Toronto with an honors B.A. in mathematics. After being refused admission as a law student by the Law Society of Upper Canada, Martin sought the assistance of some influential individuals and shortly after, she… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Grace Marie Bareis

Grace Marie Bareis – 1875-1962 Grace Marie Bareis was born in Canal Winchester, Ohio on December 19, 1875. Bareis received her A.B. (first honors) from Heidelberg College and went on to become a graduate student at Bryn Mawr College from 1897-1899. She taught mathematics and science at Miss Roney’s School in Philadelphia PA from 1902… Read more »

Women You Should Know РGloria Anzald̼a

Gloria Anzaldúa 1942-2004 Gloria Anzaldúa was born September 26, 1942 in the South Texas Rio Grande Valley. She toiled as a migrant worker along side her parents and siblings. Gloria has described herself as a “chicana dyke-feminist, poet, writer and cultural theorist.” She became a teacher of students from preschool through to college, including special… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Anna Wagner Keichline

Anna Wagner Keichline 1889-1943 Anna Wagner Keichline was born in Bellefonte Pennsylvania and in 1920 became Pennsylvania’s first registered woman architect. Keichline’s architectural talent surfaced at a young age, when she won first prize at the County Fair for an oak table she designed while in high school. She encountered much difficulty as she went… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Julia Child

Julia Child 1912-2004 Julia Child was born in Pasadena California on August 15, 1912. Upon graduating from college in 1934, Julia’s cooking skills were limited to boiling water. This would all change, as during her life Julia excelled in the culinary arts. She hosted several long running cooking series on PBS, including “Cooking With Master… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day 1897-1980 Dorothy Day was born in Brooklyn New York, into a Protestant family. At the age of 31, after much spiritual searching, Dorothy converted to Catholicism. In 1932 Dorothy met Peter Maurin, with whom she cofounded The Catholic Worker Movement. The Catholic Worker Movement is comprised of hospitality houses located in over 185,… Read more »